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A Draft Generic Environmental Management Programme (EMPr) for Public Comment

A Draft Generic Environmental Management Programme (EMPr) for Public Comment


 

Minister Edna Molewa hereby publish a draft Generic Environmental Management Programme for public comment, in terms of section 24J of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998). Members of the public are invited to submit to the Minister, within 30 days after the publication of the notice.

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Environment sector gender strategy

Environment sector gender strategy

 

The National Gender Policy Framework  establishes guidelines for South Africa as a nation to take action to remedy the historical legacy by defining new terms of reference for interacting with each other in both the private and public spheres, and by proposing and recommending an institutional framework that facilitates equal access to goods and services for both women and men. 

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Nelson Mandela Month 2016

Nelson Mandela Month 2016

 

In July, South Africa celebrates former president Nelson Mandela's birthday. 18 July has been declared Nelson Mandela International Day, but as South Africans we embrace the chance to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s life for the whole of July. Make everyday a Mandela Day by contributing 67 minutes of your time to help those in need.
 

Request for Information – Operational Conflict Management Training for EMIs

Request for Information – Operational Conflict Management Training for EMIs

 

EMIs are officials designated in terms of section 31 of the NEMA to enforce and monitor compliance with the provisions of the NEMA and the SEMAs. The Department requires the services of a service provider that is able to provide an appropriate proof of competence/accreditation in presenting an internationally approved and registered verbal judo/tactical communication five-day course to 30 designated EMIs. 

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National registration of operations that breed appendix-I animal species for non-commercial purposes

National registration of operations that breed appendix-I animal species for non-commercial purposes

 


The Department of Environmental Affairs, working together with the provincial nature conservation authorities has begun a process of registering all breeders who breed Appendix I species for international trade purposes.

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 CITES CoP17 website

CITES CoP17 website

 

South Africa is a highly appropriate location for the CITES CoP17 given the frontline wildlife challenges and opportunities being tackled on the continent. From 24 September - 5 October 2016, Johannesburg will host the seventeenth conference of the parties to CITES. Follow the link to visit the new CITES CoP17 website: www.citescop17jhb.co.za.

Draft Biodiversity Management Plan for the Pickersgill’s reed frog for public comment

Draft Biodiversity Management Plan for the Pickersgill’s reed frog for public comment

 


Minister Molewa published draft Biodiversity Management Plan for Pickersgill Reed Frog (Hyperolius pickersgilli) in Government Gazette No. 40058 (Notice 337 of 2016).The aim is to improve conservation status of Hyperolius pickersgilli and secure its future survival in the wild.

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21 July 2016 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, today, 22 July 2016, brought the Madiba spirit of generosity and selflessness when she donated, much needed school desks to two schools, school uniform to needy learners, walking sticks and blankets to the elderly in Gugulethu, Cape Town. Minister Molewa led the Gugulethu community in celebration of this year Nelson Mandel International Day celebration.


18 July 2016 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Edna Molewa will lead the commemoration of Nelson Mandela Day by donating blankets, school uniform and waste bins in Gugulethu, Cape Town, on Friday, 22 July 2016. Government is calling on all South Africans to support Nelson Mandela Month through participation in activities.  


11 July 2016 - I would like to thank you for inviting me to be here with you this evening, and convey the apologies of Minister Molewa who unfortunately could not be here today. As many of you will know, the hosting of the annual Rhino Conservation Awards takes place before World Ranger Day on the 31st of July.


06 July 2016 - The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Barbara Thomson, has today, Wednesday 06 July 2016, announced the winners of the 5th Greenest Municipality Competition (GMC), with the City of eThekwini (KZN) and Mossel Bay (Western Cape) Municipalities being crowned the greenest municipalities in South Africa.


06 July 2016 - I am honoured once again to be part of this prestigious annual event, where we recognize the important role of local government in meeting national environmental goals. The Greenest Municipality Competition has evolved into a significant contributor towards our collective response to the challenges posed by climate change and our course towards a sustainable future.